Recreation Park in Arlington Heights magically transformed into a major festival grounds on Tuesday, preparing for the tens of thousands of Frontier Days visitors who will start coming on Wednesday, July 3.
It's one of six Northwest suburban festivals opening Wednesday, most of which go through Sunday. The fests are in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Mount Prospect, Palatine and the Northwest Fourth-Fest in Hoffman Estates. The Barrington festival opens Wednesday also, but closes Saturday.
For a closer look at the festivals and fireworks closest to you, see listings in the Entertainment section at or the Daily Herald's online calendar .Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.